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Abstract Union activist Benjamin Legere (1887-1972) worked in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director. He participated in both the American and Canadian labor movements as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Legere’s papers reflect his activities in the American and Canadian labor movements, California politics and the theater.
Dates: 1906 - 1970
Abstract Blanding Sloan was a puppeteer, theater designer, playwright, printmaker and director who was involved with the marionette program of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), one of the cultural programs of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. His papers reflect his involvement with the FTP in San Francisco and with the Unemployed Co-operative Distribution Association.
Dates: 1928 - 1939
Abstract Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner wrote a stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," as her master's thesis while earning a Master of Arts degree in English at Wayne State University. After obtaining the stage rights for the novel, the play "To Gleam It Around, To Show My Shine" was first performed in 1983 at Wayne State's Hilberry Theater. "To Gleam" and other works by Rattner have been produced in several theaters, mostly on the East Coast. Rattner worked as an...
Dates: 1961 - 2015
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor-specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the Depression. The collection documents students, faculty and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Players performances and other student activities are...
Dates: 1921 - 1937
Abstract Edward Vaughn was a participant in the rise of black consciousness that began to proliferate in the 1960s. He opened Vaughn’s Bookstore in Detroit in 1965, the second black bookstore in America, and it was well known as disseminator of books and information on African American history. Vaughn also became involved in Forum 66, Black Star Co-op Inc., was part of the 6th Pan-African Congress, and a number of other organizations promoting African American culture and Detroit community. Vaughn...
Abstract Frank G. Tompkins was an English professor at Wayne State University and well known for his scintillating wit. His papers document some of his writings, particularly plays.
Abstract John Collier (1874-1947) was interested in various socialist, radical, liberal, and anarchist causes, and was a life-long student of philosophy, theology, mysticism, and psychic phenomena. Phyllis Feningston Collier was John Collier's secretary and life-long companion who was active in the labor movement. Collection consists of images collected by Phyllis Collier. Emphasis is on John Collier and his activities, such as his brief acting career, but also included are photographs of friends and...
Dates: 1911 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1925
Abstract The Lyrick Club was formed in 1909 as a social group of young men who served as ushers at the Lyceum Theatre and Garrick Theatre at the time. The name comes from a combining the names of the two theatres. Club rooms existed on the Lewis Block on Griswold Street where the Guardian Building now stands. A summer cottage was also maintained on Lake St. Clair. Club members continued to meet until about 1917 as life began to pull them in different directions, including serving in the armed forces...
Dates: 1909 - 1966
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 2
Abstract Nel Lindemulder worked for the Brookwood Labor Players touring troupe in 1937. She assisted with wardbrode and set scenery for the play "Sit-Down!" by William Titus that was performed that year. The collection contains a copy of the "Sit-Down!" script and a Brookwood Song Book.
Abstract This collection consists of alphabetical listings of plays with each season noted. In addition, there are clippings, programs, news releases, correspondence and annual reports are arranged chronologically by academic year beginning in September, 1925.
Dates: 1910 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1953
- Subject: Theater X
- Theater 9
- Labor movement 2
- African American businesspeople 1
- African Americans 1
- African Americans--History 1
- Black power 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Labor 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor unions 1
- Male friendship 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Music 1
- Performing Arts 1
- Photographic prints 1
- Photographs 1
- Political campaigns 1
- Radicalism 1
- Socialism 1
- Textile Workers' Strike, Lawrence, Mass., 1912. 1
- Women 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Workers' theater 1
- motion pictures 1 ∧ view less
- Wayne State University 3
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 2
- Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
- Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 1
- Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) 1
- Hurston, Zora Neale, 1891-1960 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- Legere, Ben 1
- Lindemulder, Nel 1
- Lyrick Club 1
- Orear, Leslie F. 1
- Prenner, Doris 1
- Rattner, Bonnie Lee Moss 1
- Robbins, Matilda 1
- Tompkins, Frank Gerow, 1879- 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1
- Vaughn, Edward 1 ∧ view less
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